Political Map Activities

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

A political map is a map that shows the boundaries of countries, states and other politically defined regions. This lesson provides a series of activities that will help your students learn how to work with political maps.

Teaching About Political Maps

Are you interested in helping your students learn more about geography? One thing you will probably do is teach them about different kinds of maps. Students will frequently encounter political maps as they study different aspects of geography, so it is worth dwelling on this kind of map as part of your instruction.

When you teach students about political maps, you may want to incorporate activities into your teaching. Activities help students learn in a hands-on way and work from their strengths to synthesize new knowledge and information. Learning by doing activities will help students stay engaged in their work and remember what they have learned.

The activities in this lesson will give students with a variety of strengths more insight into working with political maps.

Visual Activities

Here, you will find activities designed to appeal to visual learners.

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